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Why you think CG in films is terrible (When it's not)

The argument that practical effects are always better and CG effects are ruining modern films has been around for a while, but there is a large hole in that argument that the above video makes very apparent: You only complain about computer generated effects when they're bad.<p>It seems so …

Walt Disney was not an anti-Semite

The team behind a new PBS documentary refutes the long-held rumors<p>While Walt Disney’s rich creative legacy remains largely uncontested, his personal life has long been dogged by controversy. In particular, the Disney Pictures impresario is rumored to have been a virulent anti-Semite, who welcomed …

Gen Con 2015 breaks records, doubles attendance from 2010

This year's Gen Con, the 48th annual tabletop gaming convention, was the most well attended in the event's history, up more than nine percent over 2014's convention. The convention organizers, Seattle, Washington-based Gen Con LLC., said the convention has doubled in attendance since 2010.<p>The …

15 Cult Animated Movies You Might Not Have Seen

Animated films are renowned for making some of the most touching film experiences ever made. In fact at least eight of the fifty highest grossing …

How Marvel’s Long-Running Star Wars Joke Paid off in a Big Way on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Finale

During promotion for <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, Marvel president <b>Kevin Feige</b> confessed that he’s been hiding a little tribute to <i>Star Wars</i> in the past five <i>Avengers</i> films. And while the trend has been fun for fans to note, it finally paid off in a significant way on last night’s <i>Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D</i> …

Marvel Universe

What’s the Difference Between Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.?

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s signs and menus look exactly alike—down to that cheery little star—but are they the same restaurant owned by someone who …

Universal Orlando

Humans' Use Of Pain-Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

Veterinarians have long warned that pain medications like ibuprofen are toxic to pets. And it now looks like merely using a pain relief cream can put cats at risk.<p>That's what happened in two households, according to a report issued Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. Two cats in one …

Pets

How to solve Albert, Bernard and Cheryl's birthday maths problem

Thanks everyone for trying the puzzle and showing your workings.<p>Here’s mine:<p>Remember, Albert is told either May, June, July or August.<p>Bernard is told either 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 or 19<p>Let’s go through it line by line.<p><i>Albert: I don’t know when Cheryl’s birthday is, but I know that Bernard doesn’t know</i> …

Mathematics

Democracy v Psychology: why people keep electing idiots

Politicians. Their reputation is very poor. In fairness, this is largely their own fault, but it would be foolish to assume <i>every</i> politician is like this. If they were, the whole infrastructure would collapse before you could say “can I claim this on expenses?” Still, everyone assumes they’re …

Psychology

New Key Art Revealed for DIGIMON ADVENTURE TRI

Watch an amazing, R-rated Power Rangers 'deboot' starring Dawson and Starbuck (Update)

<b>Second Update:</b> It's back! The video was reposted to Vimeo with one new addition. “They put these disclaimers on so kids so don’t confuse our super-violent film with their Power Rangers brand," director Joseph Kahn told Deadline. "There are no hard feelings. We signed contracts. We can play it …

‘Three-parent’ babies explained: what are the concerns and are they justified?

Britain will be on the path to becoming the first country in the world to permit the creation of “three-parent” babies if MPs vote in favour of changing the law on Tuesday.<p>The procedure replaces a small amount of faulty DNA in a mother’s egg with healthy DNA from a second woman, so that the baby …

Genetics

New Halo novel coming in March, starring ODST's main character

Halo will add to its canon with a new book, to be released digitally at first, called <i>Halo: New Blood</i>. It will explore the story of Gunnery Sgt. Edward Buck (pictured), one of the principal characters of 2009's <i>Halo 3: ODST.</i><p>Matt Forbeck is the author of the book, to be published by Pocket Star Books …

Protect Your Cat With a Suit of Armor

In case you haven't seen it yet: suits of armor for your pets. Artist Jeff de Boer has meticulously crafted protective ensembles for cats, and—to …

Pets

This Real-Life Peter Griffin at New York Comic Con Will Make You Do a Double-Take

New York Comic Con and other fan conventions like it are known for impressive cosplay, but one attendee's scarily accurate portrayal of "Family Guy" character Peter Griffin needs to be seen (and heard) to be believed.<p>Robert Franzese, an aspiring voice actor and perennial NYCC attendee, doesn't just …

Comics

Halfsider: a bizarre half-male half-female bird

Imagine looking out your window one morning and seeing a bird at your feeding table that looks as if a male and female of the species had been cut in half lengthwise and two opposite-sex sides had been carefully sewn together to create one individual. Perhaps you’d suspect a prank; maybe a local …

Birds

A 200-year life is a fate worse than death

Scientists have discovered the genes that give bowhead whales a 200-year lifespan. But who wants to live that long?<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Marvin the robot is left outside the time machine and has to wait for millions of years while his friends travel through millennia in an …

Whales

10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America

With the help of Google Translate (and an ability to interpret completely random sentence structure), an American can find out what kind of advice …

Voice Actress Christine Cavanaugh, of 'Rugrats' and 'Babe' Fame, Has Died at 51

Voice actress Christine Cavanaugh, who charmed generations of children and adults alike with roles in animated series such as "Rugrats," "Dexter's Laboratory," and "Darkwing Duck," passed away on December 22. She was 51.<p>Cavanaugh was born in 1963 and studied at Utah State University and the …

The Most Amazing Lie in History

<i>How a chicken farmer, a pair of princesses, and 27 imaginary spies helped the Allies win World War II.</i><p>In the weeks leading up to D-day, Allied …

Legend of Korra Creators Officially Confirm Your Suspicions About That Ending

After a weekend full of heated debate, <i>The Legend of Korra</i> co-creators <b>Michael Dante DiMartino</b> and <b>Bryan Konietzko</b> took to their personal blogs to clear up the ending of their animated series. They waited a little before commenting, they say, to make sure everyone had a chance to experience the finale …

All About the "Lord of the Rings" Mythology

I've read <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy plus <i>The Hobbit</i>, but there was one Tolkien bridge too far for me: <i>The Silmarillion</i>, the vast …

Literature

30 Cold, Hard Facts About Die Hard

What do you get when you mix one part action movie with one part holiday flick and add in a dash of sweaty tank top? <i>Die Hard</i>, John McTiernan’s …

18 Secrets of UPS Drivers

You may have a good relationship with your UPS driver, but how much do you really know about his or her job? The brown-clad United Parcel Service …

Genealogy

Why Did NORAD Start Tracking Santa?

On December 24, 1955, the red telephone at the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado began …

What Is the Wilhelm Scream and Why Do So Many Filmmakers Use It?

What do <i>Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Toy Story, Reservoir Dogs, Titanic,</i> …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Aladdin

Nearly a quarter-century after its original release, <i>Aladdin</i>—Disney's Oscar-winning animated film from 1992—is getting a 21st-century upgrade with its …

Animation

Real-Life 'Unicorn' Found; Deer Has Extremely Rare Deformity

A roe deer shot in Slovenia has a single antler that makes it look exactly like a unicorn.<p>It looks like it just walked out of a fairy tale, but this deer with a single, unicorn-like antler is the real thing.<p>Shot by a hunter in Celje, Slovenia (map), in August, the roe deer has an extremely rare …

Bizarre Sea Creature Caught In Singapore Looks Like Kraken Come To Life

Good thing this fisherman got a video of his catch (above), because otherwise he'd never have been able to convince folks of the bizarre creature he hauled in while angling off the Singaporean island of Pulau Ubin.<p>"I know that area has a lot of seaweed, so I thought that was what I had hooked up," …